Missing Your Favorite Theme Parks? This Website Lets You Visit Them Virtually
It's the next best thing until you can head to your favorite amusement park again.
Last April 28, the Eastern Japan Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions launched a website that streams videos of the popular attractions of its 15 members of amusement parks. The website is called Ouchi Yuenchi which translates to “amusement parks at your own home.” The amusement parks that are temporarily closed are working together to deliver online content to the website.
Fifteen amusement parks and theme parks gather to deliver online content.
Most amusement parks and theme parks all over Japan have already temporarily closed due to the spread of COVID-19. The said association, together with its members, came up with the idea that what they can do is provide content for people to enjoy while staying at home.
Yomiuriland’s No.1 roller coaster ride, Bandit, online experience.
Some of the exciting contents are videos like as if you’re riding the Yomiuriland’s Bandit, Nasu Highland Park’s Big Boom Coaster, the already closed Tobu Zoo Park’s wooden roller coaster, Regina, and other amusement parks’ popular roller coasters. There is also a video of the night view when riding the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel at the Yokohama Cosmoworld. They also have a video sharing how you can enjoy and feel the presence of riding a roller coaster at home, activities to try that should have been scheduled to launch at the parks, and creating your own attraction at home. They will be uploading more content so better watch out for it.
Introducing a way to enjoy the attractions on video.
The parks who participated wanted people to have an enjoyable time even if they can’t go to their parks. They will be providing videos not only about the exciting experience of riding their popular attractions but also showing some cute animals, park activities that can be done at home, and a lot more. They want you to get excited for when the time comes that we can all visit their parks again.
The participating 15 parks.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (29 April 2020)